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Brad Shepik Guitar Clinic

A chance to learn with a leading voice and educator on the guitar, hosted by the London Jazz Guitar Society.

Shepik is a founding member of several “collective” ensembles and contributed compositons to the sax/guitar/drums trio BABKAS, and the Balkan and World influenced groups Pachora, Lingua Franca and Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio. In addition to guitar Shepik has performed on the Bulgarian tambura and the Turkish saz in those groups.

As a sideman Brad appears on more than 60 recordings and has performed and recorded with Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Dave Douglas’ Tiny Belll Trio, Yuri Yunakov’s Bulgarian Wedding Band, Pachora, Paradox Trio, Jay Clayton, Combo Nuvo, Alexis Cuadrado, Ken Schaphorst and others. He has also performed with Carla Bley’s Escalator Over the Hill, Bob Brookmeyer, Simon Shaheen, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra and was a a member of Joey Baron’s Killer Joey from 2000-2009. The Tom Beckham/Brad Shepik Duo will release their debut recording “Flower Starter” in Septermber 2015. Brad Shepik currently teaches at New York University and New England Conservatory.

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